Are you making your accomplishments look bigger than they are?
Are you worried that others may think you haven't accomplished enough, so your own pleasure at meeting a goal isn't as strong as it could be?
Do you streeeetch the truth so others think you've accomplished more than you have, or more than you are confident to report?
I saw a great message from a nationally-known author. He speaks around the country, commands very high fees,…Read More
Leslie Flowers' great post on Taking it To The Source led me to post this.
You have two options when you receive sub par service or defective merchandise. You can go to management to make it right, or say nothing and pay anyway.
I got tired of saying nothing and paying anyway. It didn't resolve things to satisfaction, it left me irritated all the time, and it…
President Obama couldn't have got it more right last night.
Many people will be posting the as-per-usual RIP statements on their Facebook et al today regarding the loss of Steve Jobs. But Obama really noted something with his remarks:
"The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented." - President Obama
Be it the iPhone, iPad,…
See the sign? It catches snakes. Those tiny little paws that are a hair wide, your thin…Read More
1 - read several past issues of the publication in question. Editors do not like pitches that make it clear you have barely browsed through.
2 -…Read More
Somehow, word got out that I was alive and on the computer. Emails, Facebook messages, tweets…Read More
Where do I start????…
Here's an article about staying safe while using public wi-fi...
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- An all-but-overlooked provision of the health reform law is threatening to swamp U.S. businesses with a flood of new tax paperwork.
Section 9006 of the health care bill -- just a few lines buried in the 2,409-page document -- mandates that beginning in 2012 all companies will have to issue 1099 tax forms not just to contract workers but to any individual or corporation from which they buy more than $600 in…Read More
A lot of discussion about egos, perspective, and service over the last few days among my circle of friends and I'm sure others. It inspired these thoughts, I would love to hear yours!
No matter how much we follow guidelines, rules, best practices, we're all human.
We react. We feel. We make…
I pulled my hair as tightly as I could to the side before securing it with a rubber band and debated making bear claw bangs. Man, did I know how to work a teasing comb. God help anyone sitting behind me at the movie theatre.
I don't follow sports a whole lot, but I've heard of Kay Yow, especially recently. I have also heard of, and support, the Free Expression Tunnel at NC State. I heard today of a party(ies) who spray painted over the mural of Ms. Yow, her face in particular, with statements like, "Cancer Rules."
Did this person have the right to spray such statements? If that's what the tunnel is for, then yes IMHO.
But was it necessary? Did it advance…
It's not always easy to talk about yourself, let alone describe yourself, in a social profile. Sometimes it can be downright intimidating.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you put your best foot forward here on 919--your profile.
This is where we talk about our favorite subject: ourselves! You don't have to write a novel here. But this is the spot to give us that snapshot--are you a sports nut? Married with children? A new transplant to the area?…
Black Friday and thus the holiday season is upon us (if you don't count the decorations and commercials that came out before Halloween).
Considering that retailers would like us to basically bypass being thankful altogether and get to the shopping, I'd like to say a few words before the melee ensues. Some will read this and shout Amen! and others will read this and shout Go jump in a lake! Regardless--this is my prayer:
As we all hit the sheets at 7 p.m. to get some…
Low-cal jolts of inspiration, and easy to swallow, too!
This morning I sat down to my inbox to find a new piece of spam. From the preview pane I could tell it was a legitimate business but one that more than likely purchased an email list, because there was no reason in the world why a work address like mine needed to be receiving a newsletter from a retail quilting shop in New Jersey.
I immediately looked up the service provider for this mass mailout,…
Recently I made a comment to a friend after seeing her email signature wherein her job title was changed for the umpteenth time.
"Okay, now you're a "legislative specialist?" I asked. "You've had four titles this year. What is the deal?"
"The CEO doesn't believe in titles," she responded. "I've had three supervisors this year and they all changed my titles when my responsibilities were also changed (read: dumped on her by laid-off employees). But when the new CEO…